Dr Simon Anderson

Dr Simon Anderson

MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

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2 specialists

29 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I cannot recommend Dr Anderson highly enough. I suspect I could find a specialist more locally, but his care and continuity of care is, in my limited experience, exceptional.“
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3626056
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    898 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    62 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    330 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

    Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

    His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

    Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • General gastroenterology
    • Therapeutic endoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colonoscopy
    • Balloon enteroscopy
    • Double balloon enteroscopy 
    • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy 
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Crohn's disease
    • Colitis (ulcerative colitis)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) 
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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Gastroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Diarrhoea
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Cape Town - 1990 
    • MD - University of London - 2004
    • FRCP
    • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    20/49
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    10/49
    Endoscopy
    7/49
    Crohn’s Disease
    5/49
    Autoimmune Diseases
    4/49
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    4/49
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    4/49
    Acid Reflux
    3/49
    Diarrhoea
    3/49
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    3/49
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    3/49
    Bloating
    2/49
    Capsule Endoscopy
    2/49
    Gastroenterology
    2/49
    Anal Fistula
    1/49
    Diet Advice
    1/49
    Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    1/49
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    1/49
    Gastroparesis
    1/49
    Gastroscopy
    1/49
    Post surgery
    1/49
    Rectal Bleeding
    1/49
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/49
    Ulcertative Colitis
    1/49
    microscopic colitis
    1/49
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    I cannot recommend Dr Anderson highly enough. I suspect I could find a specialist more locally, but his care and continuity of care is, in my limited experience, exceptional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Excellent clarity
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anal Fistula
    He has a direct and straight to business manner which was reassuring and relaxed me immediately. Very clear in his explanations of what was wrong and what the procedure would entail
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Took my concerns seriously and explained everything throughly. Immediately got me appointments for the necessary scans etc. Very happy with my treatment
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Diarrhoea
    I found Dr. Anderson to be very polite and knowledgeable. He has a very reassuring demeanour that gave me complete confidence that the cause of my problem would be found.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Gastroscopy
    Dr. Anderson was very attentive and kind. He took time to explain everything and listen to any concerns. I felt at ease and in safe hands during the procedure. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Post surgery
    Mr Anderson was very personable in his approach to both listening to me and evaluating my symptoms, to best try provide the answers of what’s been going on.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Acid Reflux
    Dr Anderson is very professional and knowledgeable and we have been able to quickly work through my aliments and arrive at a workable solution. To note, this was also conducted during 2020 against the background of a difficult pandemic environment. I would highly recommend Dr Anderson.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Dr Anderson is very scrupulous and keep get in touch for checks and regular follow ups with patients. Most of all he is extremely empathic. He is looking after my daughter since she was 18, and he has been always very understanding of the needs of a young person. He is able to relate the symptoms of a gastroenterology disease to the patient's life style and physical features. I would strongly recommend Dr Anderson for anyone who has a teenager with serious gastroenterology health issues. The communication and secretarial assistance is remarkable too.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autoimmune Diseases
    Dear Dr Anderson, I just wanted to write you a personal note to say a HUGE THANK YOU for your help in diagnosing and treating my eosinophilic oesophagitis. I can’t tell you how life changing it has been since being on the medication! For the first time in my life I am eating food without chocking, it is quite extraordinary! Yesterday for example I ate some rice with a few friends, it is normally something that would cause me to choke a lot and I was able to enjoy the meal without feel nervous that I might coke! It felt so liberating and wonderful, I couldn’t stop talking about it the entire meal! So THANK YOU so much! You have changed my life and it feels AMAZING!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Brilliant doctor, very experienced! Highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    I was incredibly fortunate to be referred to Dr Anderson by my GP, he is an expert in his field and incredibly professional. His knowledge in the GI area is second to none, he explained my condition very clearly and reassured me where needed. I want to thank him for all his support during my various consultations and look forward to recommending him to anyone else who has a medical issue in this area.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Reassuring and precise with a relaxed friendly manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Simon is a thoroughly likeable human being who appears to have a strong grasp of his speciality. His pre-procedure chat was reassuring and informative. During the procedure he was boith deft and thorough - including a good running commentary. Follow up has been excellent so far.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    very attentive, asked the right questions, made you feel relaxed and had very good bedside manners
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    First time I visit a doctor with private insurance , I couldn't have been happier . Clear communication and very helpful , I couldn't recommend it more . After years of pain I have got it sorted straight away
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Capsule Endoscopy
    Dr Anderson is a busy and in demand gastroenterologist and once you chat with him, you realise why. He’s calm, considerate, warm and does what he says he’ll do when he says he’ll do it. I had a positive experience and thankfully a happy outcome after my capsule endoscopy. I’m glad I was under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    A wonderful specialist, kind, informing, reassuring and incredibly knowledgeable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Excellent care and information provided
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Always clear, reassuring and thoroughly pleasant. Absolutely first class.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology,Hepatology (Liver Doctor)

    26-10-2020

    I've known Simon for over 20 years, and is an excellent opinion on inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel diseases, and capsule endoscopy. I have been referring patients to Simon on a regular basis, always to good effect

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Capsule Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    27-09-2020

    Simon is a highly experienced and dedicated gastroenterologist, and has excellent bedside manner. A pleasure to work with, particularly when managing patients with complex small bowel diseases that require endoscopic procedures.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Bulimia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Headache, MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
    For procedures: Skin Tag Removal, Non-surgical Facial Cosmesis, Open MRI, Tooth Extraction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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